All eyes are on Swindon's Jahmene Douglas, the bookies favourite to win this year's X Factor
Jahmene Douglas from Swindon will be battling it out for the X Factor title this weekend.
Boy band Union J have been knocked out of the semi-final on X Factor in a public vote but Jahmene Douglas is through to the final three
X Factor finalist Jahmene Douglas returned to his hometown of Swindon yesterday to switch on the town's Christmas lights.
After pressing the button and performing to the thousands of people who braved the cold weather, the 21-year-old was interviewed by our reporter Robert Murphy:
Jahmene will be competing with James Arthur and Christopher Maloney in the X Factor final on ITV1 this weekend.
More than twenty thousand people are expected in Swindon this evening as X-factor finalist Jahmene Douglas turns on his hometown's Christmas lights. Organisers are advising of heavy traffic throughout the day.
The three X Factor finalists switched on the Christmas Lights in Downing Street this evening. Swindon's Jahmene Douglas is gearing up for the finals this Saturday.
Don't forget to tune into X Factor tonight to see Jahmene Douglas from Swindon, and Clevedon's George Shelley take part in the semi-finals.
It's on ITV1 at 8pm, with the results show tomorrow at the same time.
George Shelley from Clevedon in North Somerset is part of the boyband Union J. And if they win through this weekend's semi-finals they will have a chance of claiming television''s top talent show prize. The band has become a favourite with schoolgirls.
And George's mum says her home has become beseiged with presents for her pop-star son. Robert Murphy reports
Swindon's Jaheme Douglas has thanked fans on Twitter for voting him through to the semi-finals of the X-Factor. The 21 year old made it through along with James Arthur, Union J and Gareth Maloney after viewers decided to send Rylan home.
Thought I was gonna be in the bottom 2 tonight ! Thank you for supporting me all this time and helping me pull through!! #muchlove <3
X Factor singer Ella Henderson has had to pull out of a performance at a club in Swindon tonight [Thursday] because of her age.
The 16-year-old would not be able to perform after midnight at Bushwackers because of European Law.
Pop group Steps will launch the Yate Shopping Centre's Christmas festivities by switching on the illuminations this evening [Thursday].
They will perform followed by X Factor contestants MK 1.